Today's video comes from KenWalt Die Casting. It highlights their unique vacuum assist die casting process for large zinc and aluminum parts. Vacuum assist gives you a denser casting with less chance of porosity.
"My father and my goal was always to make the best die casting. Not just make a die casting. Anybody can put metal in a pot and make a casting. Does it serve its function. Does it do its job. Does it give you the product you need and the sustainability of that product," states the current owner Ken Zaucha to start this tour of their facility.
KenWalt Die Casting Company is an Aluminum Die Casting and Zinc Die Casting machine process manufacturing foundry specializing in metal casting of all types of die cast metal castings. The aluminum die casting process uses aluminum die casting alloys and zinc die casting process uses zinc die casting metal alloys. Aluminum and zinc die casting machines produce precision die cast metal castings.
KenWalt Die Casting is an ISO certified die casting company and ITAR compliant die casting company located in Sun Valley Los Angeles Southern California USA.
The high pressure aluminum and zinc die casting process includes:
1. Aluminum die casting alloys
2. Aluminum die casting alloys
3. Zinc die casting alloys
4. Die casting design
5. Die casting injection die and mold design
6. Die casting process animation
7. Rapid prototype casting manufacturing
8. Cold chamber Aluminum die casting machine (up to 1200 tons)
9. Hot chamber Zinc die casting machine (up to 400 ton)
10. Aluminum die casting
11. Zinc die casting
12. Vacuum die casting
13. CNC machining of castings
14. Metal finishing
15. Assembly and packaging
16. From die cast design to finished products
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We're known for our hands on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend release agents, lubricants, plunger lubricants and permanent mold lubricants that suit your needs. Products that represent the latest in technology and ongoing research that enhance competitiveness and increase productivity.
We are pleased to provide samples in quantities large enough to allow you to "try before you buy." Die Casting and Squeeze Lubricants- Diluco®, Permanent Mold Coatings- Concote™, Plunger Lube™- Graphite and non-graphite oils and pastes with excellent anti-wear properties, Casting Operations Products: Start-up lubes, Ladle coatings, Anti-soldering pastes, Water glycol, Trim press lubricants, Surface protection for casting storage, Corrosion protection for die storage, Cleaners for machines and dies, Corrosion protection for machines, Heat treatment quenchants, and Heat-transfer fluids. Also, Industrial Lubricants Griflube®, Hydraulic fluids with fire-resistant and anti-wear properties, Bio-Syn natural ester-based hydraulic fluid, Way oil knuckle lubes and Metalworking Fluids- Grifcut™
Technical Services & Support
On-site process surveys, Casting defect investigations, Product testing, Tooling start-ups and Statistical process controls and much more. Also, lab facilities are available to provide testing upon request.